Cringletie House Boxing Day Trek Offer

Boxing Day will never be the same after you visit the Cringletie House this year. A bevvy of beautiful Alpacas will be on hand to let you take them for a walk, or they will take you! Cringletie House, probably the top hotel in the Scottish Borders with VisitScotland 4 Gold stars, has joined with […]

Trip Down Under

It’s been a while since my last alpaca post, mostly due to a combination of work (boo), weather (boo), alpacas (yeah)……..AND A FANTASTIC TRIP DOWN UNDER (YEAHAA). The reason for the trip was to go to the Australian National Alpaca Show in Sydney the first week, and then fly on to Auckland to the New […]

Our 5 new Arrivals @ Velvet Hall

This is the first year that we have had multiple births at Velvet Hall which we looked forward to with trepidation.  The reason for this is 3 of our girls were maidens, first time mums, and we were not sure how they would cope with birthing.  Come to think of it, how would we cope […]

First Cria of the Year

Yesterday was a fantastic day at Velvet Hall Alpacas, with our first birth of the year, although it did’t go as smoothly as anticipated.  We are always keeping an eye on things, looking for any changes in the girls manner, unusual behavior and general demeanor.  So when we checked them that morning there were no […]

Shearing Day at Velvet Hall

Last Saturday was shearing training day for our boys and girls at Velvet Hall.  Ian from Hanniston Alpacas and Bob & Cath from BobCat Alpacas came along to help out and get some training on how to shear alpacas.  This was all new to me as well, but alpaca shearers can be so difficult to […]